Railroad Commissioner Sitton Keynotes API Inspection Summit

January 31, 2017

GALVESTON — Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today spoke to inspection professionals at the American Petroleum Institute (API) Inspection Summit hosted at the Galveston Island Convention Center. The first engineer to serve on the Railroad Commission in 50 years, Sitton discussed “Equipment Integrity, Reliability and the Future of Energy.” 

“As an energy professional who started a mechanical integrity and reliability company, I understand how important it is to have a work force that is constantly improving and making energy development as safe as possible,” Commissioner Sitton said. “Texas serves as an example to the world in responsibly producing oil and gas, so it was my privilege to keynote the API Inspection Summit to challenge these technical experts to continue implementing best practices that keep the public and environment safe.”

Ryan Sitton was elected to the Railroad Commission in 2014 and is the first engineer to serve on the Commission in 50 years. Sitton is one of the world’s leading energy experts and founded PinnacleART, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical, mining, pharmaceutical, and wastewater industries. As Railroad Commissioner, Sitton is working to make the Commission as efficient and effective as possible, and in turn, ensure all Texans are confident in how our state’s energy industry is operating.


About the Railroad Commission:
Our mission is to serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans. The Commission has a long and proud history of service to both Texas and to the nation, including almost 100 years regulating the oil and gas industry. The Commission also has jurisdiction over alternative fuels safety, natural gas utilities, surface mining and intrastate pipelines. Established in 1891, the Railroad Commission of Texas is the oldest regulatory agency in the state. To learn more, please visit http://www.rrc.texas.gov/about-us/.